American voice teacher, choral conductor and composer Helen Kemp was born Helen Hubbert in Perkasie, PA on 31 March 1918. She studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
She was involved in the early days of the Choristers Guild, composed thirty-five best-selling anthems, and ran the Kemp Symposium, an annual educational event. She wrote several books about children's choirs, including Of Primary Importance.
Helen Kemp died peacefully on 23 August 2015 at her home in Jamison, PA, aged ninety-seven.